NAB summons former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for misusing official power

NAB summons former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for misusing official power

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for probing into a case pertaining to misuse of official powers yet again.

Sources said NAB’s combined investigation team has summoned the former prime minister on May 20.

Earlier, Nawaz had not appeared before the bureau as he was in London at the time.

NAB has alleged the Sharif brothers for having ‘misused’ their authority to increase the cover area of the road between Raiwind and the Sharif family residence.

The bureau claims the road was widened by four feet from 20 to 24 feet.

The case involves the alleged misappropriation of Rs125 million.

It is alleged that the funds allocated for development projects by District Council, Lahore were used for construction of the road.

Investigations against the Sharif brothers in the case were initiated by NAB on April 17, 2000.

NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal recently ordered a reinvestigation of the case after which the bureau will submit a reference in an accountability court.

 

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